CyberFair Project ID: 8217

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International Schools CyberFair Project Narrative
Title: The Unshakable Church- Liu Yuan Church
Category: 6. Historical Landmarks

School: Taichung Municipal HUI-WEN High School
    Taichung , none, Taiwan

10 students, ages 16~17 worked together to complete this CyberFair project on February 1, 2017. They have participated in CyberFair in the following year(s): 2012~2016

Classes and Teachers: Chi-Hua Tsai,Chih-Jen Huang

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Project Overview

1. Description of Our Community

Liu Yuan Church was built in 1916, but was called East Dadun in 1898, when People began to preach on the soil hut. Not until 1947 was it renamed Liu Yuan Church. Characterized by Gothic architecture and Chinese decoration, Liu Yuan Church was honored as one of the ten must-sees of Taichung City and was recognized as the historic building in 2002. From then on it began to be protected and preserved officially.

2. Summary of Our Project

Christianity is one of the most popular religions in the world, Taiwan with diverse cultures owns many distinguished and historical churches. Liu Yuan Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian churches in Taichung region. It also fuses Chinese and Western culture together. Therefore, we hope to know the Presbyterian church and understand Taiwan's culture more from the research.

3. Our Computer and Internet Access

A. Percentage of students using the Internet at home:more than 50%

B. Number of workstations with Internet access in the classroom:more than 6

C. Connection speed used in the classroom:dedicated connection

D. Number of years our classroom has been connected to the Internet:more than 6

E. Additional comments concerning your computer and/or Internet access (Optional):

Besides using school’s computer and fiber optic network to discuss and collect information about this project during elective course, we also use communication software, such as LINE and Messenger to communicate with each other.

4. Problems We Had To Overcome

(1) Communication: we gear up to share works and personally consult professional people concerned. (2) Information collection: The search and collection of data are mainly based on network, so when interviewing the professionals, we need to make sure the reliability of the information. (3) Web page making:Although there were some problems of uneven distribution of task loading and other issues during the web page production process, through mutual assistance between peers, the problems were eventually solved.

5. Our Project Sound Bite

Through this project, we walked into the historic church, understanding more about the Presbyterian church and having an new idea on what Taiwan looked like.

6. How did your activities and research for this CyberFair Project support standards, required coursework and curriculum standards?

Since 1836, the Presbyterian Church has been devoted to medical care, education and charity in Taiwan, and Liu Yuan church in Taichung (meaning Middle Taiwan), where our school is located, has made significant and fundamental influence on our city. This year is the 100th anniversary of the historic building, one of the most beautiful churches in our country. Therefore, we think this year is a memorable year for us to make a thorough research for the building and the dedications of the Christians in the church have made to our city.

Actually, many people have a negative impression toward Christians, viewing them as intruders and aliens who came to our island just to gain benefit for western super powers. However, so many constructions and improvement have been made through their sacrifice and effort in the past century. Hopefully, via our effort, more people can know better the touching history of the Presbyterian Church and cherish the building as well as their love more.

To achieve the goal, our school combines the course of history, language and computer science to work on this International Schools CyberFair project. And undoubtedly, both the students and our community gain a brand insight towardLiu Yuan church. To attend the CyberFairevent is definitely a worthwhile journey to us.

Project Elements

1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?

Items/usage/provider Table computer/Website making, information gathering, video editing, diagram making/school, all members Cellphone/member contacting, recording, contacting and investigating/all members Camera/on-site filming, interviewing /school, all members Recorder/recording interview conversation/all members USB/saving internet information, photos/all members Photocopy machine /copy all document needed / school Adobe Dreamweaver/ website making/school Little painter/Picture making, editing/school, all members Photo Impact/animation making/school all members Facebook/members contact, information sharing/all members Microsoft Word 2010/website writing/school, all members Google cloud/information saving, sharing files/school, all members Google Doc/editing information/Google cloud Window XP, Window 8/computer system/school, all members

2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.

We utilize the Internet and visit the ministers and representative elders of Liu Yuan Church. We also make a film for the building and history of Liu Yuan Church to play the role ambassador or spokesman of School CyberFair.

3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?

Liu Yuan Church, posing a far-reaching impact on Taiwan, is a perfect testimony to the history of Taichung City. In 2002, Liu Yuan Church was officially recognized as a 'historic building' by the Taichung City Government. School CyberFair hope that we can understand the historical heritage and changes of local communities via studying local historical sites. Through making the website of Liu Yuan Church, we explore and record the forgotten history of Presbyterian Church in Taiwan, hoping that more people around the world will understand the building of Liu Yuan Church as well as the struggle of Christians of Presbyterian Church.

4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?

Many thanks to the elders of Presbyterian Church for introducing passionately the history of Liu Yuan Church to us when knowing that we are going to have the interview. They attentively provided us many documents and explained the difference in architecture between new churches and old churches in detail. With their help, we probe into the precious history of Liu Yuan Church and our city.

5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)

'Learning by doing' is the biggest lesson we have learned. The team members have cooperated with each other with enthusiasm. Although their abilities are not perfect, there are also much space for us to desire. But we eventually learn the skills of communication and time management, successfully completing the demanding task.


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